Cadets and Volunteers recognised at ACFA award ceremony

21 November 2016

The Army Cadet Force Association's (ACFA) annual Recognising Excellence Awards, sponsored by BAE Systems, took place this weekend to celebrate the outstanding achievements and dedication of our cadets and adult volunteers.

The awards cover five categories - Sport, First Aid, Piping & Drumming, Bands & Corps of Drums and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award - and recognise those who have gone the extra mile to help others and to promote their activity.

The winners were invited to attend the ACFA's annual dinner night at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London and were presented with their awards by Brigadier Matthew Lowe MBE, Deputy Commander Cadets, UK Regional Command HQ. Major General (Ret'd) John Russell-Jones OBE, Army Advisor for BAE Systems, was also in attendance to congratulate the award winners.

Many congratulations to the following cadets and adult volunteers:

Sport: Cadet Sergeant Emily Crisp (Yorkshire North and West ACF) and Major Alec Masson (Gloucestershire ACF)

First Aid: Cadet Corporel George Eyles (Middlesex and North West London ACF) and SMI Leslie Edwards (Cambridgeshire ACF)

Piping and Drummimg: Cadet CSM Karen McAleese (1st Northern Ireland Battalion ACF) and SMI Vikki Paul (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders ACF)

Bands and Corps of Drums: Cadet Colour Sergeant Abigail Roberts (Clwyd and Gwynedd ACF) and SMI Derek Eccles (Lancashire ACF)

Duke of Edinburgh's Award: Cadet Nicholas Cartledge (Durham ACF) and SSI Andrew Eke (Cornwall ACF)